Patent & IP news for August 10, 2009

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post image Patent Infringement Prevention from High-touch Legal Services from

I was just alerted to a new Start Up Company Blog -- The High-touch Legal Services Blog - which recently provided a little good advice for licensees entering into nonexclusive patent license agreements  below.

So, if you ...

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post image Federal Circuit Gives Term "Sealed" Broadest Reasonable Interpretation from

In re Shoner (Fed. Cir. Aug. 10, 2009)

In this case, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ("BPAI") affirmed the Examiner's rejections of the patent application at issue as obvious. The Federal Circuit ...

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post image WIPO slams rumours of Global Patenting System from

Recent rumours of the international community's plans to push for a "Global Patenting System" have created a stir in WIPO's corridors in the heart of the Peace Capital.

Pharmabiz report inaccurate and misleading ...

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post image Antitrust Attack on Reverse Payment Settlements in Pharma Patent Cases from

This just in from Weil Gotshal's Summer 2009 Antitrust UpdateDOJ Allies with FTC in Antitrust Attack on Reverse Payment Settlements; While FTC Also Seeks Legislative Solution by WG attorneys Ausra O Pumputis and ...

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post image When do you sue a holding company? from

Fabio Perini SPA v LPC Group Plc & others [2009] EWHC 1929 (Pat), a Patents Court for England and Wales decision of Mr Justice Floyd, raised -- among other things -- a small question of interest: in what ...

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Court Denies Stay Despite PTO's Rejection of Asserted Patent Claims from

Defendants' motion to stay pending reexamination was denied even though "the USPTO has issued a final rejection of all asserted claims of the [one patent-in-suit] and an initial rejection of all asserted claims of [the ...

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Article: Interlocutory Appeals of Claim Construction in the Patent Reform Act of 2009 from

By Ed Reines and Nathan Greenblatt* The Patent Reform Act of 2009 includes a provision allowing interlocutory appeals of claim construction orders.[1] As drafted, the provision gives the authority for approval of such an ...

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NUJS IP Talk: Watal on TRIPS and Doha from

A reminder that we have Jayashree Watal speaking on "TRIPS and the Future of Doha" at NUJS on Wednesday (12th August) at 3 pm in the NUJS auditorium.

As noted in the earlier post, Ms ...

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Bits and Bytes: Judge Schall from

IPO Reports that Judge Alvin Schall intends to take Senior Status in October 2009 -- opening a vacancy on the Federal Circuit to be filled by the Obama Administration. Three patent law professors have played important ...

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Upcoming PLI Patent Programs from

Patent Bar Review September 22-26, 2009, New York City In clear, concise, right-to-the-point language, this information-packed course leads you through the intricacies – and around the traps – of the Patent Bar Exam. You’ll get the ...

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Q&A with Osgoode Alumnus: Lesley Ellen Harris from

Lesley Ellen Harris is an Osgoode Hall Law School Alumnus (’85) who is a copyright lawyer/consultant and works on legal, business, and strategic issues in the publishing, content, entertainment, Internet, and information industries. She ...

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Researching internet law in an online business context – My summer legal internship at Yahoo! Canada from

Tiffany Wong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Overlooking the Harbourfront in downtown Toronto, I had the chance to work closely in May 2009 with in-house legal counsel at Yahoo! Canada - one ...

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My Trike Show interview from

I was recently honored by branding/marketing gurus Justin Foster and Johnathan Hardesty of Tricycle Consulting by being asked to be a guest on their podcast (”The Trike Show”). On the podcast we talked about ...

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Audio from my appearance of This Week in Law – Patent Edition from

You can now listen to the audio (podcast) from my appearance on last week’s “This Week in Law” wherein we discussed Twitter being sued from patent infringement, VoloMedia’s patent that allegedly covers podcasting ...

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Monday Miscellany from

The Patent Litigation Weekly column took a hiatus last week as I worked on IPLB's annual patent litigation survey and an upcoming cover story. To hold over readers, here's some interesting copyright & patent ...

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Taking the Temperature of Inherent Anticipation from

Exergen sued Wal-Mart, CVS, and several thermometer makers (including SAAT) for infringement of three patents covering infrared detecting thermometers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that one of the patents ...

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